Hello! And welcome to The Monthly Essentials Edit, a list of all the products I have been loving every month that I may or may not have already told you about but ones that I really want to shine a light on. The beauty industry is WILD right now and I know I’m not alone in finding it all a little over whelming there’s new launches every single day and it’s not always easy to sift through the crap and find what actually works anymore so I’m hoping The Monthly Essentials Edit will become your trusted source of information when it comes to what is really worth spending your money on.
As always this blog is not a one way street and I want to hear what products you currently can’t live without in the comments below, so please share and discuss because I’ve got my credit card ready to discover some game changers from you too.
The girls in the office practically shouted La Mer at me when we were discussing The October Essentials Edit list, after they watched my husband and I fight over the smallest tub of the original Cream in the kitchen the other morning. Ali has used the original Moisturising Cream for years and I buy him a big tub every Christmas to tide him over but with my skin being so dry at the moment I’ve been craving it’s rich, nourishing hydration more and more. So when the small pot arrived ADDRESSED TO ME naturally I wanted to keep hold of it but my husband had other ideas, we settled on sharing the tiny pot of La Mer between us but I have a funny feeling someone will be getting his Christmas present a bit earlier this year.
It’s definitely a product I find myself using more throughout the colder months when my skin needs extra hydration from the effects of the cold weather outside, teamed with keeping my house as warm as the surface of the sun, naturally my skin drinks it up. I love putting an extra thick layer on over night and waking up to the ultimate glow.
How is it possible for one beauty brand to have so many stunning fragrances but Aerin hits the mark with every new addition to the collection and Ambrette De Noir is no different, in fact it’s by far my most favourite fragrance they have launched since Amber Musk. It’s a little bit smokey and deep but still feminine and dare I say it, sexy. It’s perfect for date evenings in front of the fire with a bottle of wine and a cheese board as well as evenings out with friends. It’s one of those fragrances that seems to get better the more worn it gets into the evening and it’s such a treat when I pull out my faux fur coat a few weeks later with the Ambrette De Noir fragrance still present on the collar. It is stunning!
Some of you may know I’m currently being treated for stress induced Acne that gradually got worse and worse since we went in to lockdown and it’s safe to say I wouldn’t have made it as long as I did without treatment if it wasn’t for the NARS soft matte concealer in shade Custard. I’ve never had a concealer quite like it, it acts like an eraser for any blemishes and for me the tone of the shades blend perfectly in to my natural skin so whether I’m full foundation faced or just touching up my bare skin this concealer is BY FAR one of the best specifically for acne coverage on the market.